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June 2016 Highlights in Tanah Lot PDF Print E-mail

templeaJune 4th, Tumpek Wayang, also known as Tumpek Ringgit. It is a Kajeng Kaliwon and is of particular importance. Some areas of Bali use this day to make offerings to musical instruments and dance equipment. This day is also important for the shadow puppets, Wayang Kulit. Many families have inherited puppets from an ancestor who performed them, a dalang. All dalangs have full sets of puppets. The puppets are taken from the box, placed in a position just as if an actual performance were being given and blessed by the owner. A Dalang will remove all his puppets from storage, on average 100 of them, and set them all up to receive the offerings. It is considered very unlucky if a baby is born on this date, and if such an event occurred on this inopportune date, a special ceremony has to be performed in order to purify the child and protect it from harm.

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Kecak Dance in Tanah Lot: Performing After Enjoying Sunset PDF Print E-mail

 Sightseeing Tanah Lot, Bali, is one of the famous tourist attraction with beautiful sunset. Usually tourists will come to Tanah Lot Temple in the afternoon before sunset. While waiting for the sunset of the tourists can do various activities such as capture the moment with photos, tour around the park, or just sitting around enjoying the wind blowing around Enjung Galuh or Sunset Terrace.

After sunset ended, there was a show that can be enjoyed by tourists in Tanah Lot that is the Kecak Dance Show. Kecak dance is played mainly by men, where the number of players in the tens or more dancers who sit in line and a circle with a certain rhythm voices calling for "cak", raising his hands. This kecak dance created in the 1930s by Wayan Limbak and with a German painter Walter Spies. They create a dance based on ancient traditions and take sanghyang from parts Ramayana story. This dance became popular when Wayan Limbak the Balinese dancer with her tour around the world to introduce the Kecak dance. Until now become a dance Kecak Balinese art fame.

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